UNL Recycling partners with Recycling Enterprises to encourage recycling in parking lots and walkways on UNL property around Memorial Stadium on Husker football home game days. Active for several years, the program has become familiar to many regular tailgaters.
Each football home game day, the program helps divert thousands of pounds of materials from the landfill. To make it happen, volunteers suit up in their Husker red "Recycle" shirts and grab rolls of bright green recycling bags, which they distribute to tailgaters and then later collect when full. Some adventurous volunteers sort through bins, recovering bottles and cans that got left behind. You may even find volunteers wading through a dumpster, green bag in hand.
Go Green for Big Red welcomes any volunteer who is interested in promoting recycling on football home game days. If you or your group is interested in volunteering for the 2015 season, please contact the recycling coordinator at
402-472-9139 or at firstname.lastname@example.org